New Manager, Contract Training


I am pleased to announce that Donna van Akker was the successful candidate for the position of Manager, Contract Training in the Professional and Continuing Studies (P&CS) department.  Donna will oversee a team of experienced individuals dedicated to the support and delivery of both domestic and international contracts with clients local and abroad.

Donna brings 16 years of RRU experience to the role, including the last 11 years as MBA program manager.  She has extensive knowledge of the administrative processes from the academic program delivery, having been a program associate, program coordinator, and assistant to the dean, as well as her management role with the MBA program.  Over the years, Donna has been a member of a variety of task forces and working groups, and was a long-standing member of the Awards Adjudication Panel at RRU. She has forged strong connections across our campus, particularly staff, faculty, students and alumni from the School of Business. Donna is also a member of RRU’s alumni community having graduated in 2006 from the Master of Arts in Leadership (and Training) degree.  Donna’s appointment supports P&CS’ initiatives and the strategic goals and priorities of the university.

Welcome to Professional and Continuing Studies, Donna!